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Delhi Is Not Far  (English, Paperback, Ruskin Bond)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780144000951, 0144000954
  • Edition: 1st Edition, 2005
  • Pages: 120
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One of the best storytellers of contemporary India' "Tribune Momentous things happen elsewhere, in the big cities of Nehru's India. In dull and dusty Pipalnagar, each day is like another, and -there is not exactly despair, but resignation'. Even the dreams here are small: if he ever makes it to Delhi, Deep Chand, the barber, will open a more up-to-date salon where he might, perhaps, give the Prime Minister a haircut; Pitamber will trade his cycle-rickshaw for the less demanding scooter-rickshaw; Aziz will be happy with a junk-shop in Chandni Chowk. None, of course, will make that journey to Delhi. Adrift among them, the narrator, Arun, a struggling writer of detective novels in Urdu, waits for inspiration to write a blockbuster. One day he will pack his meagre belongings and take the express train out of Pipalnagar. Meanwhile, he seeks reassurance in love, and finds it in unusual places: with the young prostitute Kamla, wise beyond her years; and the orphan Suraj, homeless and an epileptic, yet surprisingly optimistic about the future. Few authors write with greater sensitivity and skill about little India than Ruskin Bond. Delhi Is Not Far is a memorable story about small lives, with all the hallmarks of classic Ruskin Bond prose: nostalgia, charm, underplayed humour and quiet wisdom.

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  • PENGUIN
Publication Year
  • 2005
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  • Ruskin Bond
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  • 100 g
Ratings & Reviews
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5

The way Ruskin bond narrates the story is sweet.He brings the life to the characters of pipalnagar in front of the readers.
Once i started to read the novel it never left me till the last page so captivating and lovely...
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Sayabanna Tole

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BOOORING

The way he rights is nice but the whole book of 111 pages have a story of just 3-5 pages. All he has done is just describing the Nature,his room,his friend Suraj's eyes and body and weather and roads of pipalnager.
books starts at a little bit good after 10 pages you will start getting sleepy. no story is there in the book at all.
book is just like like describing a still picture and its contents no motion is there,no suspanse no surprises just boooooooring.....

i don't recomand it to any one
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Roopak Kumar

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Fabulous.......

Very interesting book. I am an avid reader and i recommend this book. took me 4-5 days to read it. truly worth the money.....
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Saubhagya Negi

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cool !!!

"Delhi is not so far" is a very fascinating book.The author Ruskin bond had written this book very nicely.i think that the price of the book is very less.And the the book is filled with rich english literature.

I LOVE THIS BOOK !!!!!!

HOPE, EVERYONE COULD READ THIS ONE...................
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Chaks VS

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5 May, 2015

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A book full of feelings and vivid descriptions. The way Ruskin Bond describes a scene or a situation is commendable. A good book to read.
Precisely, a classic novel.
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Arsh Gill

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Superb novella

So far I had read only story books of Mr. Bond. This was his first novella for me. I am a big fan of Mr. Bond and this novella just made me a bigger fan of him. It is a story of hope even in very tough times and advises you to be hopeful in life always. Grab a copy. It is a gem. And as always in case of Mr. Bond books, the title made an instant impact on me.
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chaitanya kumar

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20 Sep, 2014

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Iconic book

This novel introduces a reader with the Neheru’s India. Even it can create an immortal mark in the mind of any non-academic or average book lover. One of the best books I have ever read!
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Sayan Ghosh

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26 Jun, 2014

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Awesome book..awesome delivery

i read this book nice one..and flipkart deliver it within 1 day to my
door .i like the delivery service
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VitthaL Chaudhari

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13 May, 2014

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Fascinating read

After reading yet another Ruskin Bond novel , i can't think what a man must feel about the world to write something like this . A true novel based on a handful of simple yet high thinking lives and describing the nature which surrounds India is a great experience . Even it moved me , a mere 22 year old in 2014 , a new genY lad and once again it is certain that Bond is one of my most favourite authors along side the great Satyajit Ray and a few others
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Debayan Ghosh

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27 Mar, 2014

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Good

I had read a lot of writings of Ruskin Bond in a popular monthly English Children magazine. Compared to them, these stories are not that good. Only very average.

But, still very nice to read, if you want to feel like a child again. Good read.
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Deepak Kumar Mahanta

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Questions and Answers
Q:How many stories are there?
A:Delhi is not Far is a single complete novel,......though you will find some chapters of it published separately with short stories in other books.
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Q:how many pages??
A:Pages: 124
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